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Maybe the time to form policy for emerging brain and body-enhancement technologies
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Maybe the time to form policy for emerging brain and body-enhancement technologies

By Mary Lee* It has recently been reported that U.S. diplomats in China and Cuba were likely the victims of directed microwave radiation, causing physical effects such as headaches, visual problems, nausea, and cognitive difficulties. In some cases, the effects were so debilitating that the diplomats were no longer able to work. While causation has not been...

AGM-183 hypersonic weapon still awaiting first flight
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AGM-183 hypersonic weapon still awaiting first flight

The Air Force’s AGM-183 hypersonic missile didn’t fly by the end of December, as predicted by service acquisition executive Will Roper last month. Instead, an instrumented round was again captive-carried on a B-52 and the procedures for launching it were “practiced,” USAF said, without disclosing why the missile wasn’t launched. In a Dec. 19 test,...

Ukrainian Navy expects to acquire Turkish drones
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Ukrainian Navy expects to acquire Turkish drones

The head of the Ukrainian Navy said on Monday that his service expects to purchase Turkish Bayraktar TB-2 drones in an interview with Radio Svoboda. Rear Admiral Oleksiy Neizhpapa, Ukraine’s highest ranking naval officer, said that his forces hoped to acquire the TB-2 for use in and around the country’s coastal waters. “For use in the...

Defense Department further accelerating 5G development
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Defense Department further accelerating 5G development

The Pentagon is taking steps to accelerate its adoption of 5G communication capabilities, which promise to provide users with lightning fast connectivity and low latency. “The technology is vital to maintaining America’s military and economic advantage and DoD is heavily invested in 5G use cases to test and demonstrate various applications and utilization of these...

Third Chinese aircraft carrier nears completion amid shipyard expansion
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Third Chinese aircraft carrier nears completion amid shipyard expansion

A major Shanghai shipyard is being significantly expanded amid news that work has begun there on China’s fourth aircraft carrier. The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports that the Jiangnan shipyard is beginning a three-year expansion that will include a new ship design and research center, additional workshops, fabrication facilities, quays, and other shipbuilding infrastructure. Some of...

IAI successfully tests the MRSAM air and missile defense system in India [vid]
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IAI successfully tests the MRSAM air and missile defense system in India [vid]

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has successfully tested its Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) air- and missile-defense system in India, it said Tuesday. Able to shoot down enemy aircraft at a range of 50-70 km., it is meant to help to protect India from enemy aircraft. The test was conducted in cooperation with India’s Defense Research and Development...

Russia’s Tsirkon hypersonic missile: How much of a threat?
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Russia’s Tsirkon hypersonic missile: How much of a threat?

In December the Russian Northern Fleet’s the Project 22350 frigate Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov successfully conducted a test-launch of a Tsirkon hypersonic missile. It was fired from the Russian warship in the White Sea against a target 450 km away in the Barents Sea. It was the third test in as many months of the Tsirkon, which has...

Royal Navy looking for heavy lift drone
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Royal Navy looking for heavy lift drone

The UK is looking for ‘an autonomous maritime airborne heavy lift capability for the Royal Navy’. According to a ‘Request for Information’, the MoD is looking for the following: “The Ministry Of Defence (The “Authority”) is currently seeking information in order to qualify requirements and develop our understanding of the potential for the market to...

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